Ireland West Airport Knock handles 100,000 passengers in August; SAS into new LHR T2

Ireland West Airport Knock

Pictured celebrating the 100,000th passenger through Ireland West Airport Knock in the month of August, a record for the airport, were: Joe Gilmore, Managing Director, Ireland West Airport Knock; Philip McGlynn, Bundoran, Co. Donegal (the 100,000th passenger); and Sarah Rowley, Head of Airline and Customer Airline Services, Ireland West Airport Knock. This landmark achievement follows record passenger numbers in July (91,028 — an 18% increase on July 2013), while the August figures represent a 20% year-on-year increase. The airport is on track to record the busiest year on record, with passenger numbers expected to reach 700,000 for the first time.

On 10 September SAS became the latest airline to move into Heathrow Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal, with 21 flights to Scandinavia departing on its first day. The celebrations marked the airline’s history as just one of six airlines that flew when the original terminal, called the Queen’s Building, opened in 1955, and are operating today from the newly-built terminal. To commemorate the historic day, passengers on the first SAS flight to depart the new terminal at 0640 flew on-board a retro-painted A319 aircraft to Copenhagen. Pictured, along with the crew are: Hans Dyhrfort, SAS Regional GM Western Europe; Nikoletta Foundas, SAS cabin crew, wearing retro uniform worn by SAS crew between 1965-71; Andy Garner, Terminal 2 Operations and Programme Director.

 


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